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VP Gao Wen Named ACM Fellow


On December 10, 2013, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recognized 50 of its members as the 2013 ACM Fellow, among whom, Professor Gao Wen, now serving as NSFC Vice President was recognized for his contributions to video technology and for leadership to advance computing in China.

Professor Gao has long been engaged in the research on computer science and technology and made important contributions in efficient video encoding and decoding algorithm and its standardization, image retrieval technology, video analysis technology, face recognition and sign language recognition technologies. He was named IEEE Fellow in 2008 for his contribution to object-based video expression and scalable video coding technology and its standardization. Professor Gao received the CCF Wang Xuan Award in 2010 for his outstanding contribution in audio and video codecs theories, their standards and applications. He was elected member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2011.

The ACM Fellows Program was established in 1993 to recognize and honor outstanding ACM members for their achievements in computer science and information technology and for their significant contributions to the mission of the ACM. The ACM Fellows are named once a year based on strict review process. Up to now, only a few ACM Fellows are from mainland China.

(http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/2013/fellows-2013)

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